FutureWork Live Virtual 2020 September - Argyle Executive Forum Events
September 22 - 23, 2020



FutureWork Live Virtual

The Premier Conference For HR Leaders To Design The Future Employee Experience

The workplace landscape is changing faster than anyone ever predicted. In many ways, the Future of Work is already here. The ongoing uncertainty of the coronavirus has impacted our workplaces in ways we never imagined. And it’s not over yet.  Are you prepared for what’s to come? 

Join us at Future Work Live; a multi-track event designed to provide HR executives and business leaders with the tools and inspiration needed to navigate the current environment, and future-proof your organization.

A digital event on September 23 & 23, Future Work Live brings together over 300 leaders in Human Resources to network and learn emerging trends, the latest predictions and solutions in a post-COVID landscape, people analytics, HR technology, artificial intelligence, and automation.

Prepare your organization for the Future of Work by joining us at Future Work Live.

2 DAYS | UNLIMITED LEARNING | This program has been pre-approved by HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®)


What to Expect at FutureWork Live Virtual

Connect with over 300+ Human Resources executives and expand your network. Meet the disruptive startups and innovators who are changing the world of work. Future Work Live will be a unique interactive learning and networking experience, providing actionable takeaways to empower you to be build a more engaged and tech-powered business.

The agenda is carefully crafted by experienced industry experts and technology disruptors to provide timely, actionable insight into the competitive dynamics for building the workplace of the future.

Future Work Leaders

Future Work Live brings together like-minded leaders and executives who strive to create the best work experience for all employees. More than a conference, FWL is a conversation and collaborative celebration of exciting social start-ups, inspiring brands and forward-thinking individuals that are defining the employee experience, together.

People Analytics & HR Tech

Two days of deep dives in Artificial Intelligence, people analytics and the data-enabled organization, and trend briefings on HR Technologies including recruitment, performance management, eLearning and employee engagement.

Future Work Labs

Six 90-minute intensive sessions over two days, allowing for more granular analysis into the most pressing real world challenges facing HR in 2020. Lab themes will address: Road-mapping for creating a diverse organization; Cultural health checks and diagnosis; Social media in the workplace, Rewards and incentives that work; Training and development; Implementing AI.

2 Days Full Days Packed With Content


Day 2 – People & Culture











11:15 AM - 11:20 AM ET

Opening Remarks

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM ET

KEYNOTES ADDRESS: Re-Imagine the Workplace: Stop Doing Things That Don’t Matter!

The year 2020 has offered HR leaders an opportunity to re-write the rules – Let’s take advantage of it!

It is imperative that we continue to boost employee morale to keep our work cultures strong. Consider erasing some of those endless meetings from calendars and find innovative ways to engage coworkers. Replace mundane best practices with a structure that is fresh, new, and right for your unique organizations.

Join Patty McCord, Former Chief Talent Officer at Netflix, for a provocative conversation as she unpacks the problems that talent management leaders are facing.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Examining the traditional philosophies that are used to manage people. How can we re-imagine the workplace to set employees up for success in a virtual setting?
  • Eliminating the industry standard best practices to come up with a talent management solution that is right for your people.
  • Cultivating a culture that aligns with the values that your company puts forth in a traditional office setting.

Patty McCordAuthor & Former Chief Talent OfficerNetflix

11:55 AM - 12:25 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: New Human Capital Disclosure Requirements: How Will You Respond?

On August 26th the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published an update to SEC Regulation S-K that mandates, for the first time, public disclosure of human capital metrics by companies subject to SEC reporting. This includes all public companies based or operating in the USA, including those companies who issue stocks, bonds or derivatives. The rule goes into effect this month – September 2020.

One option for companies to meet and exceed regulatory urgency is ISO 30414:2018 – Human Capital Management reporting.

Join us in discussion with David Simmonds, the first individual worldwide to receive a professional certification for ISO 30414 Human Capital Management reporting.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • What is ISO 30414? How can it be used for rapid response to regulatory requirements?
  • What are the implications of human capital reporting disclosures?
  • Where in the world might we see ISO 30414 adopted next?

Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLPFounderOwl's Ledge LLC

David SimmondsChairmanHCM Metrics

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM ET

Mid-Day Break

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Re-Skill to Re-Build: How HR Professionals Can Implement Training to Retain Existing Talent *HRCI Credit Eligible*

The Coronavirus has forced operations around the world to re-evaluate and re-structure business lines to stay profitable. While many companies have needed to shed workers, others have looked for opportunities to re-skill existing employees to maximize their value.

How can human resources professionals step in to identify opportunities to retain talent by implementing new training and procedures to avoid further layoffs?

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • How to deploy cross-functional, agile teams to streamline efficiency.
  • The use business analytics to determine which employees can adopt new skills that may not be required in their current position.
  • Leveraging software to improve collaboration between restructured teams.


Marco MadrazoDirector, Learning Experience Design Holiday Inn Club Vacations Incorporated


Ken HubbellSVP, Senior Manager, Instructional Design & InnovationWells Fargo

Jessica SamuelsChief Learning OfficerProssimo Global Partners

Katie Gianturco Director of Talent ManagementUS Fitness Holdings

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Business Agility: Fostering a Culture of Continuous Learning for a Highly Adaptive Workforce

The long-term competitive success of companies depends on the ability of their workforces to be agile, quickly and reliably adapting to rapidly evolving business conditions. Building workforce agility requires organizations to design for continuous learning at three levels: individual learning experiences; social and collaborative infrastructure; and organizational processes and incentives..

Join Dr. Adam Neaman, Vice President, Learning and Development at D. E. Shaw & Co, in conversation with Joe Fleisher, Editorial Director at Argyle, as they discuss practical strategies for cultivating continuous learning in organizations.

The conversation will explore designing:

  • Structured learning experiences for individuals and teams that embed learning within real work
  • Collaboration and knowledge management tools that capture critical know-how and then disseminate just what’s needed, right at the moments of need
  • Processes and incentives that enable the organization and its leaders to consistently drive learning engagement and, more importantly, attain lasting change

Adam Neaman Vice President D.E. Shaw & Co


Joe FleischerEditorial Director, Finance ChannelArgyle Group

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Maximize Your Training Dollars with Performative and Predictive Analytics *HRCI Credit Eligible*

Uncertain economic times have forced HR leadership to find new ways to improve the efficacy of their HR planning by implementing data-driven insights.

Learn how companies can use data to understand how employees are retaining information from company training initiatives.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Using HR Analytics to better understand business performance shifts.
  • Tracking real-time performance against objectives to improve agility.
  • How to identify which employees simply need additional resources to adopt new skills, as well as those who may not be as amendable to adaptation.

Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLPFounderOwl's Ledge LLC

Tiffany JarvisDepartment Leader - Learning AnalyticsEdward Jones

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM ET

THOUGHT LEADERSHIP: Striking the Balance: Hiring the Talent You Need - Now

Talent organizations are facing increased challenges as we shift and adapt to the new normal. It is more difficult than ever to find talent for hard to fill positions.

On the other end of the spectrum, there is surging candidate demand for roles that are easier to fill. How can employers bring in the talent they need effectively and efficiently?

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Leverage specialty sourcing strategies to uncover top talent.
  • Utilize automation technology to do more with less.
  • Tap into collaboration tools to increase hiring team efficiencies.


Joe EssenfeldVice President of Business Architecture iCIMS

3:20 PM - 3:35 PM ET

Afternoon Break

3:35 PM - 4:15 PM ET

PANEL DISCUSSION: Recruitment Spotlight: Evolving Your Search to Attract and Manage New Talent *HRCI Credit Eligible*

Leaders in the talent acquisition space have their work cut out for them. Events in the past year have sparked strategic change across organizations, forcing them to re-evaluate hiring practices and talent management tactics.

Recruitment strategies are changing as companies seek to cultivate a more diverse and inclusive workforce. Not only should companies re-imagine the process of discovering and recruiting prospective new hires, but they also must learn how to onboard new talent effectively in a virtual world.

Join three talent acquisition leaders to learn how your company can attract and engage new talent in today’s ever-changing work environment.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • How to incorporate a diverse and inclusive approach in your hiring strategy.
  • Shaping your company’s messaging to attract the right talent.
  • Developing best practices for onboarding new talent effectively in a virtual setting.

Trent Cotton Vice President of Talent Acquisition & StrategiesBureau Veritas

Phillip ReeseDirector, Talent Acquisition - Technology Chewy

Liza Voticky Global Director, Talent Acquisition Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd.


Jessica Wagshul CassonDirector, Talent Recruitment

4:15 PM - 5 PM ET

1x1 Networking Sessions!

Grab a drink and join us for an hour of networking & fun! In this session, all attendees will be invited to join 1×1 virtual rooms to connect with other audience members and speakers.










11:15 AM - 11:20 AM ET

Opening Remarks

11:20 AM - 12:05 PM ET

PANEL: Develop a Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Strategy to Benefit Your Organization *HRCI Credit Eligible*

The time to implement a diversity, equity & inclusion strategy is now. Recent events highlighting social in-justice have lit a fire under companies to create a company-wide culture that is accepting of all employees.

Join us for this important conversation to discover how leaders can work to champion diversity, equity & inclusion initiatives.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Analyzing your current DE&I strategy to determine where changes need to be made.
  • Discuss how to implement programs that may benefit members of your organization.
  • The need to develop training programs for employees to learn how they can be allies to their colleagues.


Dionna Smith Global Director of Diversity & Inclusion PowerToFly


LaToya LynVice President of Talent Strategy Oscar Health

Susan SchmidlkoferGlobal Director of Diversity and InclusionUPS

Jennifer BrownFounder & CEO Jennifer Brown Consulting

12:10 PM - 12:55 PM ET

Lunch Break

1 PM - 1:30 PM ET

USE CASE: Culture Check – How to Maintain Company Culture in a Virtual Setting *HRCI Credit Eligible*

Distance should not equal disconnect. Although employees are working from their homes, they should still feel connected to their company’s culture and mission. Companies need to be innovative to find ways to keep employees engaged in a remote setting.

Maintaining and nurturing your organization’s corporate culture will compel employees to be champions in their roles, and in turn, this will lead to higher productivity and overall employee outlook.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Best practices for maintaining connection and culture during remote working
  • Unique approaches to communication, team building and meetings
  • Keeping training and meetings engaging, interactive and fresh
  • Addressing Zoom fatigue – how can we get creative to encourage employee engagement?

**Donovan will be joined by one of his team members, MariLynn Gross, who has been instrumental in putting together a number of virtual engagement activities at Brenntag

Donovan MattoleVice President Human Resources North AmericaBrenntag North America

1:35 PM - 2:05 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: Motivating Managers to Shift From Compliance to Coaching to Drive Agile Organization Performance

In a decentralized, distributed, remote workplace, compliance management tactics can leave workers feeling disconnected, isolated, and unsure of their future within your organization. Shifting to a coaching culture connects managers with their direct reports through communication and a continuous feedback loop, promoting a sense of inclusion and belonging. This positive people dynamic can then increase worker engagement and motivation to achieve work-related goals – the key to organizational performance.

How do effective managers use coaching at every stage of the employee lifecycle? How must you support this shift as an evolving process versus an instant solution? How can you help your managers be ready to learn forward, potentially fail first, and ultimately learn how to best onboard, manage and develop talent in a virtual setting?

Join Nandi Shareef, who pioneered Uber’s inaugural global manager development program and spearheaded the company’s coaching practice, as she discusses:

  • Learning how to shift to a coaching management structure. Discover the key components to learn why coaching is more effective, especially in a remote setting.
  • Determining where to re-work managers’ roles to be effective at all stages of the employee lifecycle.
  • Discovering ways to unpack the benefits of coaching culture as a catalyst for employee attraction, growth and retention.
  • Examining how to apply coaching tactics to the new SEC mandate for human capital reporting, effective September 2020.

Nandi ShareefFormer Head of the People Development Center of ExcellenceUber Technologies


Trish Uhl, PMP, CPLPFounderOwl's Ledge LLC

2:10 PM - 2:40 PM ET

FIRESIDE CHAT: The Increased Importance of Workplace Well-being *HRCI Credit Eligible*

To say that 2020 has been a stressful year would be an understatement. Covid, human rights issues, economic uncertainty, and a grim outlook have caused many people to develop worsening anxiety and for some, depression.

It is imperative to develop HR strategies to ensure the mental well-being of your workforce.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • How HR can offer internal programs and strategies for employees to cope with mental health issues.
  • Re-evaluating benefits to include mental health coverage for services like therapy, meditation, and wellness initiatives.
  • How to cultivate an environment to promote employee well-being and leadership support.

Amy NoelleGlobal Benefits LeaderRELX


Miikelle MitchellWellbeing and Benefits Specialist Ford Motor Company

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM ET

Why Black HR Matters *HRCI Credit Eligible*

Let’s talk — humanizing the Black experience in the workplace is a fundamental need across all organizations.

Diversity & inclusion initiatives are finally at the forefront of the conversation in the business world. Human resources departments are working hard to prioritize solutions to create a workplace that is accepting of all employees. The problem? The people that lead change initiatives in human resources are mostly white.

Join LaToya Lyn, Vice Present of Talent Strategy at XXX, in a conversation about how people of color can help build systematic processes to help employees learn how to create an inclusive workplace culture.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • How culture building and development opportunities can be made all encompassing and inclusive.
  • Analyze how we think about the future of work from a culture perspective.
  • A snapshot of LaToya’s experience as Black woman who has been marginalized. Learn how she turned poison into medicine

LaToya LynVice President of Talent Strategy Oscar Health

3:20 PM - 3:55 PM ET

CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION: Re-evaluating the Employee Journey in the Post-Covid Workforce *HRCI Credit Eligible*

How can you reach the top when the outline for your career success has been rewritten?

Re-orgs and re-skilled employees have shifted workers’ advancement opportunities. On top of this, the lack of in-person interaction with coworkers presents additional obstacles for advancement. It is up to HR leaders to determine new ways to track employee performance, gauge workplace satisfaction and determine new paths for success.

Join us for the FutureWork Live Virtual closing panel for insight into how to create new career pathways and enhance workplace satisfaction.

In this session, topics of discussion will include:

  • Re-imagining your organization’s career path structure. How can you provide equal opportunities for employee advancement in a remote setting?
  • How to expand hiring criteria to put greater focus on skillset? Is your company open to hiring talent outside the parameters of your office location?
  • How to implement data insights and HR market analytics to benchmark employee performance in a virtual setting.

L. David Kingsley Chief Human Resources OfficerAlteryx, Inc.

Fred WiseHuman Resources Director, Global Talent AcquisitionHallmark Cards


Donovan MattoleVice President Human Resources North AmericaBrenntag North America

3:55 PM - 4 PM ET

Closing Remarks

The use of this official seal confirms that this Activity has met HR Certification Institute’s® (HRCI®) criteria for recertification credit pre-approval.

  • Credit Hours Awarded:  4.00
  • Credit Type: HR (General)

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